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Company Profile

Nippon TV

Nippon TV is Japan's leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse and ratings champion broadcaster, as well as owner of streaming giant Hulu in Japan. Over 90% of its content IP is fully owned by Nippon TV and the company has been active in bringing its content to the international market in the form of ready-made programs, formats, and through co-production partnerships. One of the biggest successes for the nation's finest producer of all genres of programming is the Emmy Award-winning Dragons' Den/Shark Tank, a globally successful business show format that has 45 versions in more than 186 countries across all continents of the world. Additionally, their hit drama series Mother has also achieved global success as the most exported scripted format out of Asia, with its format sales to South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Thailand, China, Indonesia, and Spain.
The company is also known for its viewer engaging gameshow formats. BLOCK OUT is an action-packed game show format that has been adapted in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Spain, and Holland. The award-winning unscripted format Mute it!, and Sokkuri Sweets, have both been produced in the Netherlands. Sokkuri Sweets/Eye Candy is on The Roku Channel in the US, UK, and Canada. As evident by the company’s success, Nippon TV is leveraging its coveted platform to revolutionize digital media in an ever-changing industry to solidify its presence and brand as a global media leader.

Head Office

Head Office:
1-6-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-7444, Japan


October 15, 1952


International Business Development


  • Reality

Old Enough!

Share the refreshing wonder, amazement, humor and charm of little children going on "big adventures" - running errands on their own for the very first time.

Old Enough captures the refreshing wonder, amazement, and charm of little children going on "big adventures" - running errands on their ow...

  • Comedy


A mundane woman about to redo her banal life.

Asami Kondo, age 33, is single, lives with her parents, and works at the local city hall. Suddenly, she has to start her life all over again. She finds herself lying on an Ob-Gyn bed. Next to her are her parents, both young. Asami’s second go at life ...

  • Entertainment
  • Music

Reversal Orchestra

No matter how dark the world gets, music touches our hearts and uplifts us. Get ready for the beginning of 2023!
A drama series full of powerful orchestra music is about to cheer Japan up!
Hatsune Tanioka is a painfully plain-looking city hall employee. It turns out, however, that she is a former ...

  • Gameshow

Baby Shower

Channel your inner baby and test your bond as a united family!

Baby shower parties are taken to a whole new level in this format where two groups of expectant parents, family and friends join forces to tackle games with gigantic baby items to win prizes!

Baby Shower is about showing expectan...

  • Mystery


The latest woman of the hour comes on Sunday evenings this fall as a detective.
Hisui Jozuka can “see” the culprits with her clairvoyance, but this won’t hold up as evidence. Just how will she solve complex cases?

“I have the ability to know the truth, but why am I so useless?” Hisui, with her g...

The First Penguin

Penguins are naturally fearful animals who are quite reluctant to dive into the ocean, where many of their predators lurk.

But when that one courageous penguin takes the plunge, all the others follow suit into the rough waters!

First Penguin is the term for that valiant one.

This drama foll...

  • Gameshow

Time Potion

“Time Potion” is a high concept game show where time is the ultimate ruler. Save every second, no matter what.

9 players gather in an unknown place, each without a clue as to what game they are about to play. As the gameplay begins, their “life” starts to tick away. In order to stop the countdown...

  • Entertainment

Vocals Like Locals

I can sing your country’s hit songs!

An Indian woman who doesn’t speak Korean at all sings “Fake Love” by BTS.
A French man who loves Japanese food sings “Oh My Little Girl,” Yutaka Ozaki’s signature piece.
A Peruvian high school group sings “Letting Go” by Singapore’s Tanya Chua.


  • Drama (Series)
  • Romance

First Kiss Boys

Hey, grownups. You say it’s not cool to keep it real. Then show us how an adult should live. You’re all crappy liars who sugarcoat what you say. You have no dreams and never struggled. You’ve got no flow.

Minato Kujo lives in a rural town, feeling empty and lost as he spits out lyrics. His firs...

  • Reality
  • Romance

First Kiss Ladies

“First Kiss Ladies” is a show about 6 women who want to overwrite their first kiss.

They will live under the same roof with Ren and try to capture his heart. The one who manages to do so gets to replace her first kiss. A mockumentary presents fiction as a documentary. As cast members improvise ...

Home Tutor

This is not an “entrance exam” drama!

This is a “private instruction” human drama where three mothers and children of different ages and problems end up being “saved” by peculiar tutor Torako.
Three mothers in their 30s, 40s, and 50s cross paths with Torako. One is a working mom who is worried s...

  • Comedy
  • Suspense

Love with a Case

“We work at the police, but we have no right to investigate!”

Detective Suzunosuke Shikahama is currently suspended from work after a screw up. He gets together with Haruhi Mabuchi from the Administration Bureau, Sesuna Tsumiki from the Community Safety Bureau, and Ruka Kotori from Accounting. Al...

  • Medical/Health
  • Suspense

Duty and Revenge

Genius brain surgeon Keisuke Fujiki suddenly finds himself falsely accused of pushing his girlfriend off the hospital rooftop to her death.
A wanted man, he abandons his name and status, starts going by Kensuke Narumi, and becomes a fugitive trying to uncover the truth behind his girlfriend’s demis...

  • Comedy
  • Romance

Tall Order

No ambition! Hates conflict! Avoids standing out and doing hard work.

Hinako is the executive assistant to the CEO of Relation Gate, a startup company growing at breakneck speed.

Apt to listen to his gut feelings, her boss bombards her day in and day out with tall orders he concocts on a whi...

  • Mystery
  • Suspense

Guilty Flag

Japan is supposedly a peaceful country, but every year, 85,000 people go missing. Only a handful of cases are deemed urgent and worthy enough by the police to be investigated.
Perhaps what is needed to convince the police is... the world’s attention.

The thing is... once the public’s eyes are ...

  • Fantasy

TSUKIMICHI -Moonlit Fantasy-

Hero Title Stripped

Makoto Misumi was just an ordinary high school student when he, due to certain circumstances his parents were facing, gets summoned to the other world to become a "hero."

The goddess of the other world, however, insults him for his "ugly face" and strips his "hero" title, b...

  • Comedy
  • Romance

Date My Daughter!

At just around 40 years old, she has already been dubbed the queen of romance novels. Her great dilemma, ironically, is her daughter's inability to get a boyfriend. The reason is obvious though... the daughter is an otaku, and a hardcore one at that.

Mother worries, "What if she's so absorbed i...

  • Sports

FAKE MOTION-The Only Wish-

The Table Tennis Warring States Period

The high school totem pole is not determined by grades or how many guys one can beat up. It is all about winning in table tennis, and the fierce battle for hegemony between the high school students resembles the fights for territories during Japan's Warring ...

  • Romance

Love You as the World Ends

One day, they were robbed of everything.

Car mechanic Hibiki Mamiya (26 years old) lives with his high school sweetheart Kurumi Ogasawara (26 years old). Life together feels so natural and filled with the warmth of each other's love. It was a happiness they expected would last a lifetime.


  • Suspense

Red Eyes

There are 5 million surveillance cameras scattered throughout Japan.

In order to investigate crimes using a state-of-the-art surveillance system, the Kanagawa Prefectural Police Department formed a new Special Force named KSBC (Kanagawa Prefectural Police Department Investigation Analysis Cente...

  • Gameshow

Crush Park

Break everything and be the ultimate crusher in this stress-busting game show!
Break everything and be the ultimate crusher in this stress-busting game show!

Once leaving the stressful reality and stepping into this vibrant wonderland, players are encouraged to break things with their mighty b...

  • Comedy
  • Romance


Mimi Ohzakura’s romance has only just begun.
Driven by her motto "Live healthy, employees," occupational physician Mimi Ohzakura keeps busy every day making sure everyone is well. Occupational physicians provide healthcare to laborers in companies. If an employer regularly has over 1,000 workers, a...

A Girl of 35

A daughter returns 25 years later, but as a 10-year-old girl.

Set in 1995 and 2020, this story makes us ponder how we have changed over the last 25 years.

A freak accident suddenly puts the main character in a vegetative state as a 10-year-old girl. Everyone in her family, which broke apart...

  • Romance
  • Suspense

Cursed in Love

A few words he uttered 15 years ago took away everything I had.

Nao spent her formative years living at Kogetsuan, a well-established Japanese confectionery shop, where her single mother worked as a pastry chef. She is the same age as Tsubaki, heir to the store, and they become each other's first...

  • Comedy

Daddy is My Classmate

"I love my daughter so much that I decided to go to the same college!"

Author Taro Obika is an obsessed single father who loves his daughter so much, he decides to go to the same college. Nicknamed Gataro, he was widowed when his wife died of an illness and has raised his only child Sakura all on...

Pay to Ace

These days, about 70% of students who take middle school entrance exams fail to get into their top choice. In the most competitive areas of Tokyo, 1 child out of every 4 takes a middle school entrance exam, but only 1 in 10 gets accepted into the finest. Ohka Seminar is a mid-tier cram school that m...

Caution, Hazardous Wife: The Movie

The mighty wife returns!

Haruka Ayase plays a newlywed wife who hides her past as a secret agent and beats up one bad guy after another like an action star. The identity of her husband (an agent of the Public Security Bureau) played by Hidetoshi Nishijima is gradually disclosed th...

  • Comedy
  • Thriller

Double Booking

With a look and feel you've never seen before, this story of fooling and being fooled takes place entirely in computer screens!

Main character Yuji has an online date coming up and he is all worried. Aya and Maya are his girlfriends. He is a two-timer, and now he is double booked for an online da...

  • Action
  • Detective
  • Suspense

Detective Novice

What happens when a nerd and a jock become buddy cops at a police academy? An action-packed crime suspense that shatters all expectations!

Totally inexperienced, all they have to fall back on are their youth, passion, and the lessons they're learning in class--and yet the two are already gettin...

  • Entertainment
  • Food/Cooking
  • Romance
  • Suspense

Gourmet Detective Goro Akechi

If you were to die tomorrow, what would be your last meal? A handsome gourmet detective gets to the heart of a serial killer in this poisonously romantic suspense drama!

Detective Goro Akechi has a passion for fine dining. Good-looking but incredibly quirky, he solves food-related crimes by usi...

The Pride of the Temp (2020)

Back after 13 years!

Undefeatable go-it-alone temp Haruko Ohmae is back after 13 years!

The dream of graduating from college and securing a stable future by becoming a permanent employee at a company ended as the Heisei era came to a close. Lifetime stability as a salaried corporate employee...


He is coming back...

It's the year 2020, and just as the entire nation of Japan finishes playing host to the Tokyo Olympic games, the economy suddenly spirals downward at breakneck speed. Inflation soars, public safety crumbles, and the federal government finds itself on the verge of insolvency, ...

  • Human

Off the Record

The ultimate scoop turned out to be about me!

People go to weekly tabloid "East" for the latest scoop on corrupt politicians and celebrity scandals. Things are going quite well for reporter Kate Makabe on the career and romance fronts. She chases scoops every day and toughs it out in her cutthr...

  • Medical/Health


The brain is god’s territory, and only geniuses with god’s hands reach out to touch it. Elite surgeons make countless sacrifices to acquire the best skills in their field and obtain the most coveted title given only to the finest: Top Knife.

Even though renowned brain surgeon Yoko Miyama is tre...

  • Gameshow

Piggyback Challenge

Trouble when double!

What would you fight through with your partner to win a dream experience for free?

Couples compete against other pairs while piggybacking their partner as they clear the given tasks such as shopping, jogging or dining within a time limit, in pursuit of their dream prize.

  • Comedy

If Talking Paid

The quibbler extraordinaire leads his family to the ultimate love.

In the eyes of society, our 31-year-old main character would be considered a loser. His love for coffee inspired him to start a company right after college, but things didn't work out. For seven years now, he's been a NEET (Not ...

  • Mystery

Nippon Noir

I suddenly wake up in the middle of a forest. Next to me is the corpse of a female detective. In my hand is a gun. For some reason, the last several months are erased from my memory. Did I kill this woman, or was I set up? I have no clue, and I don't even know where to begin.

Is the Metropolitan ...

Our Dearest Sakura

It's the spring of 2009, and Hanamura Construction, the largest general construction firm in Japan, is holding its annual welcome ceremony for its new grads. Sakura stands out from the rest of the talented bunch for clearly being a country bumpkin. Hailing from a small remote island up north, she ca...

  • School

Chihayafuru 3

“I’m not letting go of my dreams! I’m gonna be the queen!”

They put everything on the line to taste the glory. Chihaya and Mizusawa High School karuta club teammates, including those who just joined, spend the summer of their sophomore year competing at the National Tournament.

In the team c...


Welcome to a restaurant exclusively for assassins: the Diner. Its owner is a highly proficient killer, and so are its customers...

Kanako Oba is all alone, and thinks her life can't get any worse...until she applies for a dubious part-time job on a whim, and is instantly torn from her mundane e...

  • Romance

Fake Affair

A true love story that begins with one lie.

Shoko has never had a serious relationship. Before she knew it, she was 32 and had become the poster child for all sorts of unflattering labels society puts on unmarried women: "30s and single," "the temp worker who got tired of looking for a husband," ...

  • School
  • Sports


“My gut feeling is always right.” “I really need you for my game.” “Akira Kariya, I’ll put a leash on you!”

Riku Haruma starts high school with no idea what his future holds. One day out on the field, something that moves like a wild beast catches his eyes. To be able to jump higher and run fas...

  • Action
  • Suspense


Life or death is determined by the ten-minute mark after the 110 call. The “voice” on the line leads the two to the scene.

The police at the Emergency Command Center work day and night to respond quickly to victims calling 110. Their mission is to get to the scene within three minutes, grasp th...

  • Human

Almost a Miracle

A new type of main character, who is both extremely ordinary and universally lovable.

Machida is unlike any protagonist you've seen before. He's dull, he wears glasses, and he has no distinguishing features.
His only talent is his ability to love everyone, unconditionally. However, as he gets to...

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Entertainment


Your slightly offbeat neighbor might actually be an assassin on vacation.

As his nickname implies, the Fable is an enigmatic assassin who terrorizes the underworld.
The overworked assassin gets an order from his boss.
"Live the life of a normal man for one year. Kill anyone during your vacation...

  • Samurai

Iwane: Sword of Serenity

This samurai has virtues that many of us have forgotten.
Iwane Sakazaki returns to his homeland and gets caught in the middle of an incident that results in the tragic death of two of his best friends from childhood. He decides to leave his domain, parting with his fiancée Nao who he was going to m...

  • Comedy

Nurse in Action!

Introducing a fun and cheerful nurse career drama!

When one thinks of a nurse, an angelic image in white comes to mind. Truth be told, the hospital is where the battle for life takes place and those who work there shoulder enormous responsibilities.

Haruka Tachibana is a reformed delinquent wh...

  • Entertainment
  • Gameshow

Sokkuri Sweets

Taste it to test it! This show is worth sinking your teeth in!

A gameshow in which celebrities try to spot sweets that look identical to objects that surround us.
Masterpieces by top-notch pastry chefs challenge their eyes.
Whether it's a shoe, a plant, or a doorknob, they must distinguish re...

  • School

Where Have My Skirts Gone?

The new Japanese language teacher is gay, middle-aged and is a crossdresser! Outspoken, always on the go and overflowing with love, he overcomes all sorts of struggles in this exciting school-life drama.

Mr. Nobuo Harada is a 52-year-old gay crossdresser who teaches high school.

Gorinkan Acade...

  • Entertainment
  • Gameshow

Beat the Rooms

The crazy, action-packed new gameshow

“Beat the Rooms” is the only action gameshow where players are challenged NOT to do something! - Don’t breathe! Don’t get nervous! Don’t fall! and more - all with wacky, hilarious results! In each episode, two teams of four try and ‘beat’ two rooms, each room...

  • Mystery

12 Suicidal Teens

12 teenagers show up at an abandoned hospital. As prescribed, they enter the building, open safe containing, take one of numbered tags from 1 to 12, and head to a "designated place". None of them have ever met before, but all of them in despair with their lives and come up with one common goal: to e...

  • School

Mr. Hiiragi's Homeroom

The main character is an unassuming art teacher who came to the school two years ago. It is ten days before graduation and the students' high school days are about to come to an end uneventfully--or so it seemed.
The teacher gathers his 29 students and says,
"From this moment, you are my hostages...

  • Gameshow


The entertaining new physical gameshow that challenges contestants to stay on the wall – or have a great fall!

In this fun and hilarious format, two teams of four players - each with their backs literally against a wall - battle it out in a variety of physical games, combining trivia, strategy,...

  • Mystery

Innocence, Fight Against False Charges

Handling the most difficult cases with a 100% chance of a guilty verdict, he tries to reverse the wrong convictions.
No one is safe from the terrifying prospect of being falsely accused. You know you are innocent, but you are treated like a criminal. There are countless people just living quite liv...

  • Entertainment
  • Gameshow

Red Carpet Survival

Three brave bodyguards protect a VIP despite severe danger!

Red Carpet Survival is a new type of thrilling game show where contestants act as bodyguards who must safely escort a VIP. The boss gives the bodyguards a mission; to make the VIP stay on the red carpet that stretches out to their dest...

  • Comedy

Your Home is My Business! -2nd Attack-

Her biggest rival emerges!

It was the summer of 2016 when legendary real estate agent Machi Sangenya suddenly appeared out of the blue and sold tons of homes in ways that were at times heartwarming and at times shocking.

Two years after she disappeared, Machi resurfaces and takes her act to th...

  • Mystery

Your Turn to Kill

Is there someone you want to kill right now?
From work, friends, romance to family, we find ourselves in all sorts of relationships. It is almost certain there are some phrases everybody has said at least once. "I just want to kill that person!" "I wish that person would just die!"

But what if y...

  • Romance
  • Tearjerker

50 First Kisses

Daisuke works as a tour guide in Hawaii, has difficulties having commitment issues in relationship. One day, he meets Rui at a café and instantly falls in love with her. Daisuke goes back to meet Rui at the same place following day, but she doesn't seem to remember him. It turns out Rui suffers from...

  • Comedy
  • Tearjerker

A Banana? At This Time of Night?

Yasuaki Shikano, 34. Suffering from muscular dystrophy, wheelchair user. Self-centered, talkative, overly free-spirited! But everybody loves this man who lives life to the fullest— A true story of laughter and tears.

Shikano lives in Sapporo, suffers from muscular dystrophy, wheelchair user.


A precious, touching drama…

A girl who lost her family and became separated from society can no longer figure out a way to live. The story begins when she meets an old woman. Deception and betrayal have hardened them to the point of no longer being able to believe in people.

The two eventually...

  • Entertainment
  • Romance

Born to be a Flower

Thinking she’s a 10, she steps off her high horse and is surprised at the love she finds!

Twenty-nine-year-old Momo Tsukishima is blessed with the complete package--looks, career, wealth, prominent family, and incredible talent. Plus, she is a scion of the Tsukishima School of ikebana flower ar...

  • Detective

Cops'n Robbers

Cops get schooled by robbers?!

The crime closest to our everyday life might just be theft. In the Metropolitan Police Department, it is handled by the Investigations 3rd Unit.

Creating a brand new concept within detective dramas, "Cops & Robbers" features novice police detective Tsutomu Mada...

  • Comedy
  • School

From Today, It's My Turn!!

The first-ever spoiled, unjust, and overly cunning unconventional hero in drama history just might have been borne!

Heroic main character Mitsuhashi, who sports a perm and blond hair, goes by the credo, "I will win no matter what it takes!" Yet for a main character, he is rather unjust, connivi...

  • Comedy

Hotel on the Brink!

Staffed by sketchy people, this rock-bottom hotel is on the brink of bankruptcy! Out of nowhere, the ultimate shady guest arrives. This is the story of a hotel's "miraculous" transformation.

"Welcome to Hotel on the Brink!"

Nestled in the suburbs are the remnants of what was, in the old days, ...

Hungry 9

Genre:Social Experiment

Behind a locked door, 9 people hungry to achieve the same goal play mind games to become the ultimate winner.
One goal, nine desperate aspirants, countless mind games to eliminate the rest and be the only winner. In a locked room, they have 24 hours to determine "the one,...

  • Romance

Kiss that Kills

Again and again, I get killed.

"I don't want love. I want money and power--things that can be seen and felt," says scumbag lead character Otaro Dojima.

Blessed with a handsome face, Otaro rises to the top of his game and becomes the most sought-after host at the club. Epitomizing the old cli...

  • Family


The long-awaited new film by Director Mamoru Hosoda! Journeys through time from a small yard – a story about family and life that connects the past and the future.
A small house with a small tree in a small yard in the corner of a city somewhere.
Kun, a spoiled little boy, has a new baby sister. E...

  • Entertainment

Miss Devil

"You have the right to quit this company."

An unconventional human resources consultant is about to expose the darkness of the company! No evil can escape this beautiful-but-ruthless dark heroine in red stilettos.

Human resources consultant Mako Tsubaki has been dubbed the "devil of human reso...

  • Romance

Ms. Justice

Work or romance, it's always an uphill battle. Yet nothing gets this neophyte prosecutor down. This zany workplace drama is sure to perk you up!

Main character Ririko Takemura just entered her second year of work at the Yokohama Public Prosecutors Office. The eldest daughter of a tofu shop owne...

  • Comedy
  • School

Real Girl

Written originally by Mao Nanami and with over 1.2 million comic book copies issued, “Real Girl” is now slated to air on Nippon TV starting April 2018.

High school senior Hikari Tsutsui is the quintessential "2D otaku" obsessed with the two-dimensional worlds that unfold in his gadgets and books....

  • Romance


The Beauty falls in love with Otaku Boy!?

Two teens who live in completely different worlds - a pretty girl who "has a life" and an anime-loving otaku with no romantic experience - fall in love. What will happen to their sincere, true love?

Iroha Igarashi, the pretties...

  • Sports

Run with the Wind

In his attempt to flee, Kakeru Kurahara runs through town one fine evening. Suddenly, a bicycle appears at his side. The total stranger asks, “Hey, do you like running?” The guy’s name is Haiji Kiyose. Before he realizes it, Kakeru is led to an old apartment building named Chikuseiso, where nine int...

  • Comedy
  • Romance


“If I don't get married in half a year, I’ll get fired?!”

Sayaka Kuroki, 29 years of age, works for a publishing company. On the joyous night of her resignation day, just three months before her marriage, she finds out that her fiancé had been cheating on her. To add insult to injury, he lashes o...

  • Comedy

The Kitazawas -We Mind Our Own Business-

Three elite siblings—a doctor (eldest son), a lawyer (only daughter), and a cop (youngest son)—go all out to solve a “problem” that’s destroying their family’s peace.
You can be sure this family will solve any problem. They conduct strategy meetings during their family meetings, and "the family's h...

The Price of Smiles

In a planet far, far away from Earth, there reigns a kingdom that overflows with smiles.
Princess Yuki is 12 years old and is beginning to feel the roller coaster of emotions that come with adolescence. Each day is a mixture of tears, laughter, and dare we say giddiness. Yet the palace is full of ...

Way Too Kawaii!

“How did I end up in a fashion magazine?!”

Nankichi is working for a mega publishing company and was the star of the literary editing department, when all of a sudden he was transferred to a fashion magazine!!

20 denier colored tights, frilled skirts, rainbow spaghetti, bubble tea that people ...

  • Romance

Weakest Beast

They don’t know how to speak their hearts out and let their emotions explode! Just how will the romance between two overly rational people unfold?

Lead character Akira Shinkai, 30 years old, never fails to smile and does everything at work perfectly. Everybody loves her, but nobody knows that t...

When life gives you money

What if you were given thousands of dollars that you can use any way you want?
Would you use it for yourself, for a friend or for your favorite cause?

In this emotainment, celebrities unexpectedly receive the amount of "their age × US$100" for their birthday to spend on something special for any...

  • Action

ZERO -The Bravest Money Game-

What’s most important? Money, friends, or life?

"Money God" Muryo Zaizen, Japan's wealthiest man, holds tremendous influence over politics and the economy. He is building "Dream Kingdom" as an underworld where young adults can gather in absolute secrecy to test their intellect, physical prowess, ...

Ancien and the Magic Tablet

Why am I snoozing all the time?

I keep having this dream...

Kokone Morikawa lives with her father in Okayama Prefecture. She's a typical high school senior with no special talents except one: she can fall asleep anytime, anywhere. Recently she's been having a series of strange dreams. Her fath...

  • Fantasy

DESTINY: The Tale of Kamakura

What does “destiny” really mean?

When young Akiko marries mystery author Masakazu Isshiki and moves in with him in Kamakura, her way of life becomes a constant source of amazement.
A simple stroll through the streets brings her into contact with supernatural creatures such as spirits, goblins,...

  • Romance

Frankenstein's Love

The “Frankenstein” that is known the world over comes back to modern day Japan as an original love story.
After numerous trials and errors experimenting with bringing a dead person back to life, Dr. Franken finally creates an ugly yet kindhearted monster who will never age and die.

A man who was...

  • Romance

I'm Your Destiny

“Where in this world will I find the woman I’m destined to be with? Many people might laugh if I tell them I believe in such things, so I never talk about it. But…”
I'd like you to think about it for a moment.
If Beethoven's parents didn't meet, he, much less his famous fifth symphony "Destiny," w...

  • Entertainment
  • Mystery

May I blackmail you?

“Blackmailer”— the shady hero who saves people using evil tactics vs The ultimate goody two-shoes “princess girlfriend”

"May I blackmail you?"
It all started with a suspicious video that was suddenly sent to her house.
In it, a masked man who calls himself "Blackmailer" facetiously claims tha...

Memoirs of a Murderer

A serial murder cold case
Then a man speaks out...

"It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm the murderer."

5 lives were gruesomely taken in a shocking serial murder case in 1995.
The statute of limitations expired without the killer being apprehended.
22 years later he resurfaces sensationally at ...

  • Romance

My Brother Loves Me Too Much

Setoka is a high-school student who got dumped by twelve boys. Her big brother, Haruka looks like a delinquent youth, but he cares for Setoka so much. Setoka doesn't know that they are not blood-related.
One day, Setoka starts to get guys' attention, but her big brother Haruka tries to interfere ev...

  • Romance

My Loser Husband

My hubby… so sweet but so pathetic.

Good looks, good education, good income! No doubt the ideal husband! Or at least that's how it was supposed to be, until the day she discovers a secret about her husband. He turns out to be the weakest link at work and drags everyone down.

He's torn apart. H...

  • Mystery
  • Romance

My Lover's Secret

Is there a “secret” you just can’t reveal to your loved one? How far will you go in accepting your loved one’s “secret?”
Lead character Rei Okumori was in his last year of middle school when he killed his father to protect his mother from domestic violence. Rei and his mother Shoko buried the corps...

My Son

One spring day, my beloved 3-year-old son was kidnapped.
It was our usual walk home from kindergarten.
I let go of his hand for just a blink of an eye.
When I looked back, he was gone.

Nine years later, my 13-year-old son shows up.

How do we begin to fill the void of all those years?
Once ...

news every.

“news every.” gives you frontline news while delivering some of the most informative, entertaining content in a vast array of topics.
"news every." is one of NTV's popular evening news program, airing on week days from Monday to Friday. Its daily up-to-date program gives you frontline news while de...

  • Food/Cooking
  • Science


A diverse and unique selection of the latest news from Nippon TV's nationwide affiliate stations.

✓ Regular news- 30sec to 1 min
✓ Special reports- 5 to 6 min 
✓ One week compilation -5 to 10 min

And flexible customization of news items to meet client needs.

Overprotected Kahoko

Is too much love really love?

College student Kahoko is the quintessential overprotected child borne out of today's Japanese society. Shielded by her parents, Kahoko grew up completely pampered and became somewhat of a miraculously naïve "test tube human." She is 21 years old and about to start w...

  • Comedy
  • Entertainment

Psychic Kusuo

All I want is to lead a normal life. But underneath lurks unimaginable psychic powers... It’s the start of the annual cultural festival that brings a disastrous whirlwind of love and friendship! An extravaganza that will crack you up and blow you away!

■ Introduction
A super popular manga seri...

  • Comedy


“I want to swim faster!” That’s the only thought in the minds of these high school jocks.
Shuhei, Daiki and Reo are obsessed with only one thing--swimming.
They pour their heart and soul into passing the entrance exam for Ryuho High School, a private academy renowned for its top-notch swim team. I...

  • Entertainment

TOKUSON: Life Hacks!

Everybody needs life-hack tricks in their life! Famous celebrities will experiment and surprise you with these life changing life hacks!
Everybody needs life-hack tricks in their life!
This is a program that shows easy and excellent tips on cooking, cleaning up, organizing, etc to make your world ...

  • Comedy
  • Romance

Tokyo Tarareba Girls

“I spent my precious youth making “tarareba” (when-if) excuses, and now it’s gone…” The hit comic series that saw over 1.8 million copies printed throughout Japan has now been remade into a drama!
Rinko Kamata, 30 years old, is unmarried and doesn't even have a boyfriend. Her job: (struggling) scre...

Virtual Detective Tabito Higurashi

Sense of sound, sense of smell, sense of taste, sense of touch… Tabito Higurashi has lost all four of these senses. What he has left is a heightened sense of sight. Follow Tabito as he uses the only sense he has to find people, things, and love in this human mystery that is sure to give you an exper...

  • Reality

YES MAN discovers the world

How will your trip unfold if all you can say is "YES"?

In this hilarious reality entertainment, the unplanned and unscripted three-day journey will produce unpredictable results.
A traveler arrives in a foreign land full of expectations. Will he find amazing food, breathtaking sceneries, or ev...

7○3× Fastest Finger First

You should try becoming the next quiz champion!

The last thing freshman Shiki Koshiyama expected was to be asked to join the Bunzo High School "New Student Fast Finger Quiz Championship." A bookwork at heart, he hates being the center of attention and shudders at the mere thought of participating...

Flying Witch

A new life as a witch out in the country...
Aomori, Japan

In a land blessed by nature's bountiful beauty, bizarre things begin to take place. Makoto Kowata, 15 years old, is a professional witch. She left Yokohama with Chito, her black cat, to live in the house of her relatives in Aomori. This i...

  • Reality

Ghostwriter to the rescue

Celebrity ghostwrites the most important script of your life.
Celebrities who have made a name for themselves for being funny, romantic, or dramatic come to the rescue so that you can have your day in the sun. We all need a little help with what to say or do on those special moments. With "Ghostwri...

  • Entertainment
  • Reality

Grab the Chance - Now or Never -

Grab it or leave it!
They say that when you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. Is there something you've put off but can't get out of your mind? "Grab the Chance" might be your only opportunity to take that challenge.

What if you could leap...

  • Entertainment


The android travels to various places, sometimes to rural areas far from Tokyo, and talks with local people.
This is the world’s first entertainment TV show where one of the hosts is an android.

It features Japan’s most famous cross-dressing commentator Matsuko Deluxe and his life-size android n...

  • Reality

Meet me there

If you get a handwritten letter saying "Meet me there", where would you go?
Every couple has a special place that marks a turning point in their love story. Friends associate their fondest moment with where it happened. Even buddy cops have a soft spot for that unforgettable place that defines thei...

  • Fantasy

Nurse Witch KOMUGI R

Komugi Yoshida is a slightly clumsy junior high school girl whose vivacity is her redeeming quality.

She is pursuing her dream of becoming a pop idol along with her classmate and close friend Cocona Saionji as well as with cross-dresser Tsukasa Kisaragi. Unlike Cocona, whose popularity is soaring...

Poco's Udon World

Sota Tawara is 30 years old. He returns to his home town only to meet a bizarre kid who loves udon and frogs, and has furry ears and a tail!
Sota Tawara lives and works in Tokyo as a web designer. His family runs an udon shop back home, where he returns upon the death of his father. While back at h...

  • Entertainment
  • Romance

Pretty Proofreader

proofread verb
definition: to read (copy or proof) for purposes of finding errors and marking corrections.
Twenty-eight-year-old Etsuko Kono is the ultimate fashionista. Overflowing with curiosity, she's constantly asking "why?" and "how?"

Etsuko's lifelong dream is to become an editor for a fa...

  • Comedy


When you encounter the biggest crisis of your life, will you be able to ask your family and friends for help?
Do you tend to conceal your worries and pains, especially from those close to you?
Do the thoughts "I'd rather keep hiding it than be a burden" or "I wish I could overcome my dilemma just ...

  • Comedy
  • Detective
  • Entertainment
  • Mystery

The Last Cop

This is the ultimate topsy-turvy out-of-control buddy cop duo that breaks all rules and conventions! After 30 years in a coma, a hot-blooded rough-around-the-edges predatory cop suddenly awakens and begins to run the life of his digital native “herbivore” buddy. Together they shatter the lethargy th...

  • Entertainment

We are Asia: Dean Fujioka & Friends

Dean Fujioka is the talk of the town.
His morning drama series received high acclaim, and now he’s taking on a new challenge—to see the children of Asia smiling!

Dean is producing a special event geared for the rest of the world!
Dean will put together Japan's world-class entertainers with othe...

I'm Mita, Your Housekeeper.

Be cautious when telling her to do something.
She does ANYTHING you ask her.

Akari Mita (Nanako Matsushima) is a super housekeeper who perfectly completes everything she is asked to do. However, she never smiles or tries to gain someone's favor. She is always emotionless, and her mind is unread...

  • Comedy

Your Home is My Business!

“There isn’t a house I can’t sell.”
She's single, beautiful and wears clothes that are a bit flashy, but she never smiles in front of her clients. Machi is a real-estate saleswoman who is known for closing the deal no matter who the client is--100% of the time.
"There isn't a house I can't sell." ...

  • Comedy
  • Gameshow

9 Windows

Territories handled by Nippon TV:Asia

Do you know your neighbour?

From co-production of Nippon TV and The Story Lab, 9 Windows is a unique gameshow-meets-talent contest that celebrates ordinary people with outlandish skills. Set in an iconic, interactive studio setting, each episode features...

  • Action

Caution, Hazardous Wife

Listen up, housewives! The cutest yet most dangerous heroine the world has ever seen comes to your rescue!

Those who dream of becoming a fabulous yet low-key housewife would envy thirty-year-old Nami Isayama. After a tainted past, she decides to reinvent herself and live a quiet life. She marri...


Gon sets out on his unexpected, relentless and adventurous journey!

Gon Freecss is a young boy living on Whale Island. He learns from "Hunter" Kite, that his father, whom he was told was dead, is still alive somewhere as a top "Hunter," risking his life to seek unknown items, such as hidden treas...

  • Entertainment

Impress Us

Never be camera-shy - be camera-aggressive!

Let your inner voice be heard! "Impress Us" is a factual entertainment show where anybody can participate and invent unique performances through cameras fixed around the country! The questions and challenges are cast to the general public. For example...

  • For Women
  • Human


This is the story of a woman who responds to an abused girl's silent cries of help. Nao, an aloof 30-something woman who works reluctantly as an elementary school teacher, notices the unmistakable bruises on her first grade pupil Rena. Initially, like everyone else, Nao looks the other way. But Rena...

  • Comedy

Mr. Tonegawa - Middle Management Blues -

Teiai Group is one of Japan's largest firms. Yukio Tonegawa, a man with a larger-than-life presence and sharp intellect, works as the right-hand man of Chairman Kazutaka Hyodo. One day, the chairman commands Tonegawa to spearhead "Game of Death," an evil project that employs debtors. He rallies his ...

  • Gameshow

Mute it!

Are you ready for a break from loud and noisy games? Then, it is time to Mute it!

A brand new game show format brought to you by Nippon TV, the creators of "Silent Library"!
The spirit of silence has been maintained in Mute it!, with a simple rule: don't make a sound.
The game becomes even hard...

  • Entertainment

My High School Business

With the future lying in the hands of our children, we teachers must revolutionize the way we think.
Kyomeikan Private High School has been deemed an "unprofitable business" by the company that runs it. Students score on the lower end of the national average range and are not particularly known to ...

  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Travelogue


University professors, geniuses with IQ of over 148, junior high school students from well-known private schools and celebrities with high education come to this brain twisting game show to compete against each other.
The questions asked are not ordinary quizzes --- the contestants need to use thei...

  • Gameshow

Witness the Fitness

Professionals square off with their body parts.

Professionals train their skills to reach the pinnacle of their professions. They fight to keep the reputation and status they've worked so hard to earn, relying on the superior body part they've been blessed with. Eyes, ears, nose, lungs... See t...

Woman -My Life for My Children-

A heart-gripping story of a mother’s unconditional love for her children and her economic plight in a harsh reality. The story serves as an anthem for all people who have ever had or have ever been a child.

Koharu is widowed by her beloved husband, Shin, in an accident one day. Left with her two ...